Lois Jeannette (nee Walker) Wolfman died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, in Davis, Calif., with her loving husband of 60 years and children at her bedside. She was born March 6, 1925, in Royal Oak. Mrs. Wolfman lived in Royal Oak and Aim Arbor until 1966, when she and her three children accompanied her husband in a move to Davis, Calif., to start the new School of Medicine at U.C. Davis. She was a graduate of Royal Oak High School (June 1943) and Wayne State University, where she received a baccalaureate degree (August 1948) majoring in home economics. In Aim Arbor, she served as a dietician at the Victor Vaughn House and Mosher Jordan Dormitory while her husband, Earl, attended medical school. Mrs. Wolfman was a driving force of support in establishing the School of Medicine that included hosting many events for numerous candidates visiting the Davis Campus as potential faculty appointees. She was an active member of the Yolo County Medical Society for many years. Through her contacts locally and nationally she developed many friendships throughout the United States. Personally, she preferred working with others by staying in the background rather than seeking the limelight herself. As a result, she instilled love and respect from those who knew her. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, collecting early American antiques from throughout the United States, traveling, being a doting grandmother to her six grandchildren and taking care of her family. She is survived by her devoted husband, Earl; daughters, Nancy J. Bacon and Carol A. Edgar; son, David E. (Mindy) Wolfman; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Kimberley, Nikola, Kiyana, and Jessica; sisters, Marjorie (Schenck) and Marion (Harding); sister-in-law, Beverly (Wier); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wolfman touched the lives of all who knew her and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes remembrances to be made to a charity of the donor's choice. A private service is planned. Those who wish to sign a guest book online may do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Oct. 4, 2007.
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